Council member’s push for U of M foundation board seats could stall Liberty stadium deal

By , Daily Memphian Updated: December 04, 2023 7:04 PM CT | Published: December 04, 2023 11:03 AM CT

The U of M has said that the city can’t have seats on the foundation board, setting up a potential showdown over the vote Tuesday to transfer ownership of the city-owned stadium.

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Memphis City Council J.B. Smiley Jr. Simmons Bank Liberty Stadium University of Memphis
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